I get sick and i go see the doctor. It’s as simple as that.
Now imagine a hard working daily wage worker getting sick. He won’t even think about seeing a doctor.
He cannot afford to; the doctors or the hospital are not accessible; the lack of knowledge about health and it’s importance.
But what if the doctors can come to him, do his basic medical check up at affordable prices. This in essence is what the “Health on Wheels” is about.
Let’s see what the Health on Wheels can offer.
- Physical Exams
- Health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, HIV/AID
- Immunizations, vaccinations
- Preventive health care
- Basic pathological services (Blood, Urine)
- Distribution of medicines, condoms
- X-ray, ultrasound, ECG
- Health Education.
To implement this project, at the minimum we need
- A team of professional doctors.
- A team of medical staff.
- A team of volunteers.
- A van with all the necessary equipment and devices.
- A computer system to track the patients history.
- Medical camps to be conducted at regular frequencies.
So why is that the mobile clinics are not present everywhere, where the hospitals aren’t. The google search returned only a few hits that were worth looking at
Is it the cost of building the mobile van, is it the cost of operating, is it the problem of finding the team of doctors, the medical staff, the volunteers? Well these are some of the questions that i would like to seek answers to in the next couple of months and hopefully pretty soon the google search could return one more hit.